UKC

Biggest overhang in the world?

Please Register as a New User in order to reply to this topic.
 Lankyman 24 Nov 2021

Anyone know?

 Iamgregp 24 Nov 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

The morning after my brothers stag do. Literally the worst ever…

 The Pylon King 24 Nov 2021
In reply to Iamgregp:

> The morning after my brothers stag do. Literally the worst ever…

Hospitalised?

 Mark Bull 24 Nov 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

How would you like to define an overhang (as opposed to a cave, say) and how would you like to measure it? 

In reply to Lankyman:

Maybe the 2500foot long roof crack the Wide Boyz have just done? (AKA the M5 bridge near Exeter)

 jon 25 Nov 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

The sloth

 Lankyman 25 Nov 2021
In reply to raussmf:

> The sloth

That's what I kept telling myself as I retreated!

In reply to Lankyman:

Mt Thor?

The mountain is located 46 km (29 mi) northeast of Pangnirtung and features Earth's greatest vertical drop of 1,250 m (4,101 ft), with the cliff overhanging at an average angle of 15 degrees from vertical.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Thor

Post edited at 10:32
 LastBoyScout 25 Nov 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

Lolo Ferrari?

 LastBoyScout 25 Nov 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

I'll admit I gibbered about a bit before committing...

Seems that the longer you take, the bigger the crowd at the bottom!

 Enty 25 Nov 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

I climbed Le Toit de Bournillon in the Vercors back in 1997.

It's quite impressive. 180m long, A1, 5 pitches, all horizontal.

E

In reply to LastBoyScout:

> I'll admit I gibbered about a bit before committing...

> Seems that the longer you take, the bigger the crowd at the bottom!

Got the usernames mixed up and read this as a response to your own suggestion of Ms Ferrari!

 Lankyman 25 Nov 2021
In reply to Enty:

> I climbed Le Toit de Bournillon in the Vercors back in 1997.

> It's quite impressive. 180m long, A1, 5 pitches, all horizontal.

Is this at the Grotte de Bournillon? I had a caving trip into there in the early nineties. Mega cave! So big it got a bit boring at times.

 Lankyman 25 Nov 2021
In reply to no_more_scotch_eggs:

Without doing the basic trigonometry that sounds like a lot of horizontal distance out from the base of the cliff.

 PaulJepson 25 Nov 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

Biggest horizontal roof would be an interesting one too. It'd be a cave somewhere so for the interests of climbing let's limit it to horizontal roofs on roughly vertical cliffs. 

Post edited at 13:14
 Enty 25 Nov 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

> Is this at the Grotte de Bournillon? I had a caving trip into there in the early nineties. Mega cave! So big it got a bit boring at times.

That's it. I've never been into the Bournillon system but I worked for two full summers in the Vercors and got on some other wicked climbing and caving trips. I was friendly with a local guide, Bernard Gravier and he dragged me up (and across) some amazing things. Just opposite is the Paroi Rouge with the 18 pitch Devil's Hooks.

E

 jon 19:44 Fri
In reply to Enty:

The same time you did the Gouffre Berger??

 Red Rover 21:11 Fri
In reply to jon:

If we're not limited to surface overhangs then the roof of the main stream passage in the Grotte de Gournier must be one of the biggest in France.

In reply to Lankyman:

You're all wrong, it's the Glyder Fawr cantilever stone.

 Ian Parsons 07:35 Sat
In reply to olddirtydoggy:

Fach?

In reply to Ian Parsons:

> Fach?

No it's a big stone

Post edited at 09:05
 Toccata 10:14 Sat
In reply to Lankyman:

Hanshelleren cave has to be up there.

 Mark Bull 19:10 Sat
 jcw 22:32 Sat
In reply to jon:

From a climbing point of view have you done the Marteau

 jon 20:51 Sun
In reply to jcw:

No John, in fact I've never climbed in the Fiz... my loss!

 JLS 22:21 Sun
In reply to George Ormerod:

I missed that! When did they do it? Didn’t seem to get a mention on their YouTube channel.

I can’t see any haul bags in the photos… I hope they didn’t cheat and have external assistance with the logistics of moving camp.  

I’ll be curious to see their portaledge set-up.

 Enty 09:28 Mon
In reply to jon:

> The same time you did the Gouffre Berger??

Yes that was great fun with an underground camp.

E

 Darkinbad 10:38 Mon
In reply to JLS:

> I can’t see any haul bags in the photos… I hope they didn’t cheat and have external assistance with the logistics of moving camp.  

I too was intrigued to know whether they brought the three Ps - pig, portaledge and poop-tube.

But either way, it seems like a glorious and magnificent undertaking.


Please Register as a New User in order to reply to this topic.
Loading Notifications...